This was the perfect place to stay for a visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is a very short distance to the park (about 10 minutes) and after travelling around the park amidst the crowds, it was great to return to the peacefulness of the cabin in its rural setting. The cabin itself is beautiful, with outstanding views in all directions. We made good use of the BBQ and the cook house, which was a really nice feature of the property. Ljubica was a fantastic host, and like all the Croatian people we met, she was incredibly welcoming. We even received a basket of fresh produce from her bio-farm which was very tasty. In terms of amenities nearby, there is a grocery store a few minutes away and a restaurant. There were five of us staying in the cabin, and there was plenty of space. The only thing that would be nice to have when it gets to 35 degrees Celsius is air conditioning in the upstairs bedroom – but you can open the windows and eventually it does cool off at night. Although there is no WiFi, there is a restaurant nearby which serves excellent coffee with free WiFi, so this was not an issue. As a family of runners, we really enjoyed our runs down the county road (albeit it was very hot). I should add that while the setting is rural, it is not isolated. It’s the perfect place to stay for a visit to the area!!
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We had booked this self contained unit for our holiday in Croatia several months in advance directly via the website. Ljubica had been in touch via email and had been extremely helpful with road directions and instruction for the trip from Zagreb in a rental car. You can therefore imagine our shock and dismay when upon our arrival we were greeted by her teenage son with limited English who informed us that there had been an overbooking and that our appartment was taken! Instead we were told that we could stay in the family houses attic which upon inspection was a far cry from the advertised units. When we incredulously complained that that was not acceptable we were eventually offered the room for free for the first night. Because we had planned an early start to Plitvice NP the next morning, changing rooms the next day would not have worked for us. My repeated requests to speak to Ljubica herself were rebuffed by her sons who were conversing with her remotely on the phone. Ultimately we were stranded and spent the next few hours finding accommodation which in July is no easy feat. I would not recommend booking this unit.
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